We’ve all seen it… Engagement Sessions that go above and beyond! You know the engagement sessions you see featured in magazines and top wedding websites/blogs with gorgeous decor, slayed hair, stylish outfits and matching florals. We offer complimentary engagement sessions in all of our wedding packages and in addition to that we give our clients as much information that we can to help them create an engagement session that is authentic to them while maintaining a stylish and timeless element. If you want an Engagement Session that will stand out while telling your love story, here are some 3 Key Suggestions that we can offer to help you Pull Off an Amazing Styled Engagement Session!
Select a Creative Concept
Having a general idea of what you would like your Styled Engagement Session to look like can be a very important step in the planning process. Your first things to consider may be Your Theme, What to Wear, When to Schedule your Session, and Possible Shooting Location(s) . You have the opportunity to create a session that has never been done before, get creative!
Include your Wedding Vendors
If you’re having some trouble narrowing down your concept ideas, brainstorm with some of your wedding vendors. Your photographer and wedding planner are great resources (Use Them!). Not only might they have some interesting ideas but they could possibly have a styled shoot on their schedule that they could invite you to be a part of so all of the beautiful decor, venue space and special details will already be there. All you have to do as a couple is show up photo-ready. This is also a great time to reach out to your make-up artist and hair stylist for a trial session. As one last tip for this section of the blog, you can check with your other vendors (like your florist or baker) to see if they have any additional specials for brides who are already booked with them because a flower crown or a mini cake are always sweet little additions to your session.
Make it your Own and Enjoy
Being stylish is great but being authentic and purposeful is much more meaningful in the long run. Remember that your relationship is not a fad but something that is special and timeless. We believe that your engagement session should reflect that and your photos should echo the feelings that you feel for each other in this stage of your lives together. For this session, Danielle chose to wear her grandmothers fur shoulder shrug to make her session feel more personable. Her grandmother is not able to attend her wedding but she’s deciding to keep her spirit close to her throughout her entire wedding planning process. Showing this off in her session is a reminder of that love and makes these photos even more special.
BONUS KEY: Send to Publications!
We know of plenty of publications that would love to hear about your love story and see your engagement session to share with their audience. Some of our engagement sessions have been featured in publications like Aisle Perfect, Black Bride, and United with Love. We always encourage our couples to submit their photos to publications to share the love and inspire other couples. Because lets be honest, seeing others in love makes us happy and we all deserve a little more happiness in our everyday lives :)
We hope this Blog was a useful and informative resource in helping you create the Best Styled Engagement Session for you! If you would like our free engagement resource guide or would like to meet for a Complimentary Wedding Consultation please send us a quick message HERE or send us an e-mail at HELLO@MegapixelsMedia.com. If you would like to see more of our photos at Main Street Ballroom, you can click Riiiight Here :)
VENDORS FOR THIS STYLED ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Taylored Grace Design- Florist
Signs of Our Lives- Calligraphist who created the Leather Jackets
Jess Albins Events- Event Planner who created the Balloon Design
Main Street Ballroom- Industrial Elegant Venue in Ellicott City, Maryland
Pinch Design Co- Graphic Designer created the Save the Dates and wedding websites
Design by Valentine- Professional Videographer
Shooting Stars Photobooth - Inflatable Photobooth
Megapixels Media Photography- Photography and we also created the big triangle decor fixtures (available for rent)